The Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed both a motion to protect federal contractors and subcontractors, as well as a lawsuit to protect healthcare workers from the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates.
The motion allows for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to take place immediately while a trial is fulfilled. Specifically, the motion addresses only Joe Biden in his official Presidential capacity as the defendant, whereas the lawsuit lists Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Xavier Becerra, other health department officials, and Joe Biden as multiple defendants.
Throughout the motion, the plaintiffs argue that the state of Texas stands to loose over $7.32 billion in federal contracting money within one fiscal year if Biden’s vaccine mandate